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Congratulations to our winners!
First prize winner of $500 cash, Jason Stangler. Ticket #147 sold by Stephan Lee.
Second prize winner of $200 cash, Jadyne Jacobs. Ticket #047 sold by Garry Jacobs.
I need volunteers to sign up for this year’s bike tour, August 29/30. Attached is the sign up sheet that shows the hours and a volunteer information sheet so you know what is expected of you. I don’t have any extra radios to loan out so if you don’t have the equipment needed please source that out yourself.
The 45th Anniversary Red Deer Picnic and Hamfest was a huge success. There were 112 people registered. On Saturday morning Radio World and other flea market vendors enjoyed selling new and used radios and accessories under a beautiful and sunny sky. Greg and Karen and Karen’s parents began the process of roasting of the pig at 3:00 AM! Thanks for your generous donation of the pig and all your time! Everyone enjoyed the roasted pork and the pot luck dinner Saturday evening. Following the meal we watched the 45th anniversary video produced by Vance VA6VAN. Thank you Vance, for editing the pictures and videos sent from numerous hams. The weather was great Sunday morning for the pancake breakfast, egg toss and the draw prizes.
There were many people who helped in various ways to make our 45th anniversary hamfest and picnic a resounding success. A special thank you to Phyllis and the ladies from the 160 gang from Camrose for organizing the fun craft again this year! Thank you everyone!
Bob King VE6BLD
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AD9850 DDS VFO
Earl Rubin 4Z4TJ
While shopping on line I came across a AD9850 DDS Signal Generator Module (http://www.banggood.com/AD9850-DDS-Signal-Generator-Module-0-40MHz-IC-Test-Equipment-p-915819.html ) and, of course had to have it. After it arrived I started to look at the possible applications and came across Richard’s website: http://www.ad7c.com/projects/ad9850-dds-vfo/ . I believe that this is a good module to work with because they are widely available on eBay at low price, there are many on line descriptions, you-tube videos and other information….Please click the following link for the full article
Easy prototyping of PCB boards
Looking for a way to easily make “Manhattan” style PCB breadboards I re-discovered the “Islander” – see reference 2 below, but was unsuccessful in finding a way to purchase one. Then I found Andy Davies’ You-Tube video describing his home made land cutter. Not wanting to wait for a ¼” drill bit to break of its own accord, I sacrificed the dullest 7 mm bit in my drill box.
First I clamped the bit horizontally into…Please click the following blue link for the complete article
RFI considerations when converting to LED lighting
By Earl Rubin, VA6TJ
I installed my new LED ceiling fixture in my shack. The light fixture consists of a flat panel of LEDs mounted in an aluminum frame that also contains a small switching power supply.. Before installing the new light fixture I thought it might be a good idea to check RFI on HF….
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Please note it was decided at the May general meeting to change the Monday evening CAARC net from 8.30 to 8.00PM. on a trial basis.
Net controllers please take note!
Please note the next CAARC General meeting will be held on September 16. We do not hold meetings in June, July or August.
WANTED 4-400 LINEAR AMP TUBE(S)FOR MY HOME BREW GROUNDED GRID LINEAR
DOUG BRADLEY VE6VY
Here is a link to a mounting a Russian 3 element full size 80m beam. The tower is pushed up one section at a time. The video is 34 minutes and the tower push starts at about 27 minutes. I jumped forth and back to catch the highlights.